Bare Foot Christmas Stocking

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Bare Foot Christmas Stocking Craft
Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages all-ages

Add a touch of color to the season with this stocking that celebrates every kid's favorite footwear -- none!

What you'll need

  • Scissors
  • 4 pieces of gold felt, each 21 by 20 inches
  • Red felt and red embroidery floss
  • Green felt and green embroidery floss
  • Purple felt and purple embroidery floss
  • Long sewing pins
  • Large-eye sewing needle
  • Gold embroidery floss
  • Pony beads
  • Clear tape
  • 9 inches of red twist cord
Helpful Tip:

A Stitch for All Stockings
Thread your needle with a length of floss and knot one end. Begin sewing by pushing the needle up through the underside of the fabric and then out the top. Loop the needle back under the fabric and repeat the stitch.

How to make it

  1. The Basic Stocking: Click here to download the bare foot stocking pattern.

  2. Cut 1 bare foot shape from each piece of the gold felt .

  3. Cut 5 circles from the colored felts for the toenails.

  4. Place one foot on top of another and pin the toenails in place.

  5. Using the matching floss, whipstitch (see page 131) around the edges of each toenail, sewing through both feet.

  6. Bare Foot Christmas Stocking - Step 6

    Pin all 4 feet together and use the gold floss to whipstitch around the edges, sewing the feet together. Leave the top edges unsewn.

  7. Bare Foot Christmas Stocking - Step 7

    At the top, sew together the front 2 edges, then the back 2.

  8. Fold down the top to make a cuff.

  9. The Trimmings: Thread pony beads onto a 24-inch piece of colored floss, wrap it around the ankle, and tie together the ends.

  10. Tape the ends of the cord to keep it from fraying, then sew it to the stocking for hanging.

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